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Ozempic or Bust – The Atlantic

Ozempic or Bust – The Atlantic

1 In the early spring of 2020, Barb Herrera taped a signed note to a wall of her bedroom in Orlando, Florida, just above her pillow. NOTICE TO EMS! it said. No Vent! No Intubation! She’d heard that hospitals were overflowing, and that doctors were being forced to choose which COVID patients they would try to save and which to abandon. She wanted to spare them the trouble. Explore the June 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More Barb was nearly 60 years old, and weighed about 400 pounds. She has type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and a host of other health concerns. At the start of the pandemic, she figured she was doomed. When she sent her list of passwords to her kids, who all live far away, they couldn’t help but think the same. “I was in an incredibly dark place,” she told me. “I would have died.” Until recently, Barb could barely walk—at least not without putting herself at risk of …

Riverside County deputy, 14 others arrested in trafficking bust

Riverside County deputy, 14 others arrested in trafficking bust

Culminating a yearlong investigation dubbed “Hotline Bling,” authorities in Riverside County have seized millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs and arrested 15 people suspected of helping a Sinaloa, Mexico, cartel’s drug trafficking network, including a Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy. In collaboration with the Riverside Police Department and the United States Postal Service, federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 376 pounds of methamphetamine, 37.4 pounds of fentanyl, 600,000 fentanyl tablets,1.4 kilograms of cocaine and seven firearms, according to a police report. The drugs, which could have supplied the ingredients for 10 million lethal doses, have an estimated value of $16 million, according to the report. “As fentanyl and methamphetamine continue to ravage our communities, we will continue to target drug trafficking organizations that put profit over people’s lives,” said U.S. Atty. Martin Estrada of the Central District of California. “The indictment filed by my office alleges that three men shipped kilogram-quantity parcels of narcotics through the United States Postal Service. Those who traffic in dangerous narcotics must be held accountable.” The investigation resulted in six …

An Ancient Ramses II Bust Returned to Egypt

An Ancient Ramses II Bust Returned to Egypt

The bust. Photo: the Egyptian Ministry for Tourism and Antiquities.   An ancient Ramses II bust returned to Egypt, following its theft and smuggling out of the nation over 30 years ago. Currently, the statue is at Cairo’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Also, it is set up for expert restoration. There aren’t any official announcements whether, or when it will be put on exhibit for tourists.   An Ancient Ramses II Bust First Noticed in 2013 Exterior and facade of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square. Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images.   The thoughts are the stone bust disappeared sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s. It appeared in a London exhibition in 2013. Sales of the sculpture took place during the display. According to the Egyptian ministry of antiquities, it travelled through other nations before ending up in Switzerland once more, and seized as part of “criminal proceedings.”   Egypt declared official possession of the bust in Switzerland. Also, In July of last year, the Egyptian embassy in Bern received …

Plant-Based Meat Boomed. Here Comes the Bust

Plant-Based Meat Boomed. Here Comes the Bust

Over the past three years, the plant-based meat industry has experienced a major reversal in vibes. Sales boomed in the early months of the pandemic, as slaughterhouse shutdowns disrupted conventional meat supply chains and shoppers started trying out meatless burgers, sausages, and seafood instead. Between 2018 and 2021, total sales of plant-based foods in the US grew from $4.8 billion to $7.4 billion, with much of that growth driven by plant-based meat in particular. But a new report on sales of vegan meat, dairy, and seafood suggests that enthusiasm for plant-based products might be slowing down. An annual report from the Good Food Institute, an alternative protein nonprofit, found that dollar sales of plant-based meat and seafood in the US fell by 13 percent over the past two years. As prices of meat alternatives have gone up, this masks a much greater drop in unit sales over the same time period—they fell by 26 percent between 2021 and 2023. One big challenge in the US is the price of plant-based alternatives. In the US, plant-based …

Popular clothing store boss issues statement amid ‘warning it could go bust’

Popular clothing store boss issues statement amid ‘warning it could go bust’

A general view of a high street -Credit:Rob Browne Fans of Superdry have been issued a warning that it could go bust unless savings are made. The retailer has announced plans to quit the stock market and push through an aggressive plan to cut its rent bills and business rates. Julian Dunkerton, founder and chief executive of the brand, said a big restructuring plan was the only option moving forward. This is after the clothing firm suffered “a series of little cuts that has made life tougher.” Plans to reduce the rents on 39 of its 100 shops and lower its business rates with councils have been announced. But existing shareholders will then be stuck, invested in a private company where Mr Dunkerton will have control. READ MORE: Major DVLA change would force millions of drivers to take urgent action Get breaking news on BirminghamLive WhatsApp He plans to spend £10 million issuing new shares in an unlisted company, which will add in cash and increase his stake beyond 26 per cent. The boss told …

Investor Predicts Tesla Could “Go Bust”

Investor Predicts Tesla Could “Go Bust”

“This was really the beginning of the end of the Tesla bubble.” Falling Short Tesla is in for a year of hurt. Earlier this week, the electric car manufacturer posted its first-quarter earnings, alarming investors with worse-than-expected results headlined by a 20 percent quarter-over-quarter drop in deliveries. Analysts, especially those bearish on the Elon Musk-led venture, are expecting the worst. Hedge fund manager Per Lekander, who has been shorting the EV maker’s stock since 2020, told CNBC that he expects this quarter to be “the beginning of the end of the Tesla bubble, which probably, arguably was the biggest stock market bubble in modern history.” “I actually think the company could go bust,” he added. Grim Outlook Of course, Lekander’s comments should be taken with a healthy grain of salt, considering his financial interest in seeing the Elon Musk-led company’s shares stumble. Nonetheless, Tesla’s shares have fallen over 30 percent this year, the result of a surge in competition, particularly from China, as well as slowing overall demand for EVs and disillusionment over Tesla’s polarizing CEO. Lekander’s …

Teenagers among 64 arrested in Singapore drug bust, more than 11kg of cannabis seized

Teenagers among 64 arrested in Singapore drug bust, more than 11kg of cannabis seized

SINGAPORE: A total of 64 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an islandwide operation from Mar 18 to 22, during which more than 11kg of cannabis and other drugs were seized.  Several teenagers were among the suspects. The youngest was a 17-year-old student, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in a media release on Saturday (Mar 23). The student was among a group of four teenagers arrested at a flat at Compassvale Walk in Sengkang on the morning of Mar 18. About 16g of Ice, a digital weighing scale, numerous empty plastic packets and other drug paraphernalia were recovered from the bedroom of an 18-year-old. “Preliminary investigations found that the 18-year-old was involved in suspected drug trafficking activities and was assisted by the two 19-year-old suspects,” said CNB. Other areas covered during the islandwide operation include Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands and Yishun. CNB officers intercepted a car along Yishun Avenue 2 on Mar 21 and arrested the 40-year-old driver and his passenger, a 32-year-old man.  About 1kg of cannabis, 1kg of Ice, 10g of ketamine, …

Police Bust Counterfeit Banksy Ring—and More Art News

Police Bust Counterfeit Banksy Ring—and More Art News

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. THE HEADLINES PROTEST AT PACE. Pro-Palestine activists disrupted the opening of Israeli artist Michal Rovner’s exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York City yesterday, reports ARTnews Associate Editor Tessa Solomon. The activists criticized Rovner for her use of the poppy, which holds symbolic significance to Palestinians, in her practice. Pace staff led both activists and visitors outside, and barred any further entry to the exhibition until 7 p.m. While outside, the activists brandished a banner that read “Poppies Are Indigenous to Palestine / Pace Artwashes Occupation While ‘Israel’ Conducts Genocide.” The exhibition reopened its doors to visitors within thirty minutes. A spokesperson for the gallery told ARTnews: “We believe in the art gallery as a place for discourse and feel it’s our responsibility to offer this space.” Related Articles INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. Several outlets are marking International Women’s Day with a range of arts coverage. The BBC examines the 160-year mystery of Europe’s female “Venus figurines” carved some 40,000 years ago. The raison d’etre of these Stone Age artifacts remains …

Queen Victoria bust spattered with porridge and jam during protest at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow | UK News

Queen Victoria bust spattered with porridge and jam during protest at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow | UK News

Two women have been charged following a protest at a Glasgow museum that saw porridge and jam poured on a bust of Queen Victoria. The plinth of the statue was also vandalised during the incident at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Sunday. Climate campaign group This Is Rigged said protesters staged a demonstration to raise awareness about rising food insecurity across the country. In a statement, the group said: “We refuse to be dragged back to the Victorian era. Diseases such as rickets which once haunted Victorian slums are now on a sharp rise in Scotland, with 356 diagnoses in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area last year.” This Is Rigged is calling on the Scottish government to implement a community food hub per every 500 households in Scotland. The group’s ongoing campaign is also urging supermarkets to slash the cost of baby formula to March 2021 prices. Read more from Sky News:‘We’ll never take food security for granted’ promises SunakFood insecurity ‘leads to unhealthy eating’ Image: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Pic: PA …